Inglourious Basterds (2009) Poster

Gedeon Burkhard: Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki

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  • Lt. Aldo Raine : My name is Lt. Aldo Raine and I'm putting together a special team, and I need me eight soldiers. Eight Jewish-American soldiers. Now, y'all might've heard rumors about the armada happening soon. Well, we'll be leaving a little earlier. We're gonna be dropped into France, dressed as civilians. And once we're in enemy territory, as a bushwhackin' guerrilla army, we're gonna be doin' one thing and one thing only... killin' Nazis. Now, I don't know about y'all, but I sure as hell didn't come down from the goddamn Smoky Mountains, cross five thousand miles of water, fight my way through half of Sicily and jump out of a fuckin' air-o-plane to teach the Nazis lessons in humanity. Nazi ain't got no humanity. They're the foot soldiers of a Jew-hatin', mass murderin' maniac and they need to be dee-stroyed. That's why any and every son of a bitch we find wearin' a Nazi uniform, they're gonna die. Now, I'm the direct descendant of the mountain man Jim Bridger. That means I got a little Injun in me. And our battle plan will be that of an Apache resistance. We will be cruel to the Germans, and through our cruelty they will know who we are. And they will find the evidence of our cruelty in the disemboweled, dismembered, and disfigured bodies of their brothers we leave behind us. And the German won't not be able to help themselves but to imagine the cruelty their brothers endured at our hands, and our boot heels, and the edge of our knives. And the German will be sickened by us, and the German will talk about us, and the German will fear us. And when the German closes their eyes at night and they're tortured by their subconscious for the evil they have done, it will be with thoughts of us they are tortured with. Sound good?

    Sgt. Donny Donowitz , Pfc. Hirschberg , Pfc. Andy Kagan , Pfc. Simon Sakowitz , Pfc. Omar Ulmer , Pfc. Smithson Utivich , Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki , Pfc. Michael Zimmerman : YES, SIR!

    Lt. Aldo Raine : That's what I like to hear. But I got a word of warning for all you would-be warriors. When you join my command, you take on debit. A debit you owe me personally. Each and every man under my command owes me one hundred Nazi scalps. And I want my scalps. And all y'all will git me one hundred Nazi scalps, taken from the heads of one hundred dead Nazis. Or you will die tryin'.

  • Major Dieter Hellstrom : [Hellstrom is trying to guess the famous person on his forehead, which is King Kong] 

    Major Dieter Hellstrom : [in German; subtitled]  I'll start, give you the idea. Am I German?

    Bridget von Hammersmark , Lt. Archie Hicox : [in German]  No.

    Bridget von Hammersmark : Am I American?

    Major Dieter Hellstrom , Lt. Archie Hicox : No.

    Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki : Wait a minute, he goes to...

    Bridget von Hammersmark : Obviously, he wasn't born in America.

    Major Dieter Hellstrom : So, I visited America, aye?

    Bridget von Hammersmark , Lt. Archie Hicox : Yes.

    Major Dieter Hellstrom : Was this visit fortuitous?

    Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki : Not for you.

  • Major Dieter Hellstrom : [in German]  Might I inquire... Like our young newly christened father here... I, too, have an acute ear for accents. And like him, I, too, find yours odd. From where do you hail, Captain?

    Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki : Major, this is highly...

    Major Dieter Hellstrom : [cutting him off]  - I wasn't speaking to you, Lieutenant Munich. Or you either, Lieutenant Frankfurt. I was speaking to Captain I-don't-know-what.

  • Adolf Hitler : [in German, with subtitles]  How did you survive this ordeal?

    Pvt. Butz : They let me go.

    Lt. Aldo Raine : [cut back to the ditch]  Now, when you report what happened here, you can't tell 'em you told us what you told us. They'll shoot ya. But they're gonna wanna know why you so special, we let you live? So, tell 'em we let you live so you could spread the word through the ranks what's gonna happen to every Nazi we find.

    Adolf Hitler : [cut back to Hitler's office]  You are not to tell anybody anything! Not one word of detail! Your outfit was ambushed and you got away! Not one word more!

    Pvt. Butz : Yes, mein fuhrer.

    Adolf Hitler : Did they mark you like they did they did the other survivors?

    Pvt. Butz : Yes, mein fuhrer.

    Lt. Aldo Raine : [cut back to the ditch]  Now, say we let you go, and say you survive the war. When you get back home, whatcha gonna do?

    [Wicki translates to German] 

    Pvt. Butz : [in German]  I will hug my mother like I've never hugged her before.

    Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki : [to Aldo]  Says he's gonna hug his momma.

    Lt. Aldo Raine : Well, ain't that a real nice boy? Are you going to take off your uniform?

    [Wicki translates] 

    Pvt. Butz : Not only shall I remove it, I intend to burn it.

    Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki : Says he's gonna burn it.

    Lt. Aldo Raine : Yeah, that's what we thought. We don't like that. You see, we like our Nazis in uniform. That way we can spot 'em just like that. But you take off that uniform, ain't no one ever gonna know you were a Nazi. And that don't sit well with us. So, I'm gonna give you a little something you can't take off.

    [cut back to Hitler's office. He moves closer to Butz as Butz removes his cap to show a large swastika-shaped scar on his forehead] 

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